Eeva Maria al-Khazaali

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Why BeBee?

Why BeBee?

Why are you on BeBee? What are you looking for in here? What is the main purpose for you to post an article or a hive? Have you made friends here? Have you had any other valuable interaction with people? Do you know these people in real life? Is your industry represented on BeBee? If you had something to say to the founders of this site, what would that be(bee)?

I am asking all these questions from you because I would really like to know more about my followers, make new contacts, expand my horizons through interaction and in the end, I am questioning the reason(s) I am online on this - and believe me - in many other sites as well. 

I recently broke my phone and found out that I can very well live without it. I set the old alarm clock on for work, read books and listened the radio for news. It made me rethink of the time, effort and involvement I have given especially for social media in my life. For work and contacting my loved ones, I got back on the track with a new phone, but have been more cautious of what is going on in my time management since then.

A month ago I quit blogging on my site. The name of my blog was Lit & heels. Looking at the stats back then, it wasn't really doing anything for me. I mean, there were so little readers that it seemed to suck out my time and energy from more important writing projects so I deleted the page for good. I rather write books than posts. I rather live on through my literature than some hot-at-the-minute content writing tasks. Whoever said what you put on the internet can be found forever, might have gotten it wrong. There's no sign or trace there in any of my old(er) blog(s). I am done with them.

Just a month or so ago I also deactivated some promotional social media pages for a production's post-production delay. I made a big show out of it, paying for promoting the site just before I pulled the plug. This experience also showed me that things don't go away as soon as you delete pictures and all other content from marketing platforms, such as some of the most loved apps on your phone. This experience showed me that posting online #tb and #throwback pictures really didn't take me anywhere. It was just putting out an image that there was a flow. In reality behind the screen nothing was really going on for now.

In my day time job I have some time to go on career platforms and social media, such as BeBee, too. I usually check this site a couple of times a week but usually just have alerts on what someone has written I follow here and ignore most of them. If I'd like to read something, I post for 140 characters and follow conversations there. To be honest, I had a very good start in BeBee - and felt welcome here. But since then there's been little to no interaction for my site. I have almost got 1 contact to a foreign recruiter from here - and rest of it has been more or less nonsense - like block chain traders wanting to date me or someone in nursing writing me friendly messages in Spanish (which, sadly, I don't even speak). 

So, go ahead and comment below. Let it all out. Lift the burden of your heart if you wish. I am here. I can listen.

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Jim Murray

Jim Murray

2 years ago #44

I'm on beBee because I am a writer, and I like the blogging format as a means of expression and communication. I write all of my longer format posts on beBee, because it's easy to send them from here to Facebook, LI and Twitter. But more than that, I like to read a lot of the people who like to read me. So in that weird social media way, we're friends. I don't write and post here to build my personal brand or any of that crap. I think most of that stuff is bullshit unless you have a gizmo to sell. I build my business through referrals and contact I initiate, mostly through networking and emails. I write here to share insights and my communications experience as a professional writer. And I like beBee ecause there are way fewer idiots and trolls here, unlike LinkedIn where they are wall-to-wall. People on beBee genuinely like being here and so do I.

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Why beBee? Simple - I like the people! I enjoy and learn from posts and discussions. IMO, beBee is welcoming, which was the attraction for me from the get-go.

Nick Mlatchkov

Nick Mlatchkov

2 years ago #42

#12
Kind of like in a FS Fitzgerald novel!

Nick Mlatchkov

Nick Mlatchkov

2 years ago #41

SM exist & thrive 'cause peeps need social interaction & tech advances make it easily accessible ( f.e. on the go) ...

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Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

2 years ago #37

WHY BEBEE :-) read more ...... https://www.bebee.com/producer/hive/why-bebee

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

2 years ago #36

We have fun here interacting with a few folks. I've a feeling I would be friends with them if we met in a person. I fully agree with Gerald Hecht. by the way.... VIP flag is an automatic one for active bees... we do nothing manually. a hug from Madrid

Paul Walters

Paul Walters

2 years ago #35

Eeva Maria al-Khazaali sometimes we don't comment but know that your posts are well liked and read !!

Brook Massey

Brook Massey

2 years ago #34

My experience on beBee has been "hit and miss," "hot and cold." At times, I have engaged, read, posted and felt connected. At other times, family, work, and the real world in general have kept me away. I write a travel blog, which I enjoy. I cannot say that beBee has helped me progress or grow my blog. I do enjoy the interactions, though. I keep coming back to beBee for well thought out and written posts, overall pleasant and genial people, and the diversity of humanity here. Thanks for asking.

Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador

Cool

Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador

Thank you for sharing , here to help! Bill Stankiewicz

Lada 🏡 Prkic

Lada 🏡 Prkic

2 years ago #31

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Gerald, I also have a feeling I would be friends with a few Bees I interact the most if we met in a person, including you. :) That high level of engagement keeps me here and makes beBee my favourite social network.

Lada 🏡 Prkic

Lada 🏡 Prkic

2 years ago #30

Eeva, what I learned in more than two and a half years on beBee is about the importance of reciprocity. Social media is actually about engagement, i.e., about reading, liking, sharing and commenting. Many times I engaged with posts when authors even didn't respond to comments on their posts. Personally, I find it difficult to understand. There are authors who are not inclined to engage or reciprocate, for whatever reason, but it reflects on the engagement with their blogs.

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

3 years ago #29

Remember this: 1.- Your content is delivered to all of your network. 2.- Your content is automatically top ranked on Google Search Engine. 3.- Your quality content reaches your target affinity groups. 4.- Your content can be distributed through Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+.

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

3 years ago #28

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Tetyana Stadnyk probably it is because you are important for beBee 🐝🐝🐝🐝

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Jamil Ahmed

Jamil Ahmed

3 years ago #26

I can see exactly what I want to see; not populated with unrealted posts. Very specific, clean and professional.

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4 years ago #25

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4 years ago #24

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stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador

Bloggers Why beBee and nowhere else. A UNIQUE organic outreach.

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

4 years ago #22

thanks Simone Luise Hardt

Javier 🐝 CR
Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

4 years ago #20

thanks @Julio Angel \ud83d\udc1dLopez Lopez

Javier 🐝 CR

Javier 🐝 CR

4 years ago #19

thanks stephan metral \ud83d\udc1d Innovative Brand Ambassador

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4 years ago #18

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Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

I believe we reached a stage in which we all enjoy beBee to the level that we no more ask why beBee. We live the benefits and grow with the opportunities that beBee provide us with. TIme to say again thank you Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee and all the beBee tEam.

Lance 🐝 Scoular

Lance 🐝 Scoular

4 years ago #16

👏👏👏👍👌 Why beBee ? 🤔🐝🐝 @javierbebee http://dld.bz/fDGRr via @beBee #beBee 👥ing 🐤🐳🔥🚲

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4 years ago #15

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Lisa Gallagher

Lisa Gallagher

4 years ago #14

Why beBee, Bee-cause it works so well! :))

stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador

bothering...msytipe KB.

stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador

LOL, why not ? hahahaha simple as that...why not! If you will not try it..you will never know! Isnt that bithering you?

Franci 🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Why Not beBee! Nothing ventured, nothing gained!

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4 years ago #10

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Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee

Thanks, Javier, for the mention. I think it's safe to say we love bebee.

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

🐝 Fatima G. Williams

4 years ago #8

Thank you Javier \ud83d\udc1d beBee for sharing Why beBee. My most important reason to be on beBee is I've built friendships that can last a lifetime and also lessons that teach me to face the tides in life that will last a life time. My time on beBee is as I always say blissful. The buzz is growing louder 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝

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4 years ago #7

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Irene 🐝 Rodriesco

Irene 🐝 Rodriesco

4 years ago #6

Because Engagement Becomes Enjoyable & Enriching - beBee" by I could not agree more. Yesterday I explained in her producer why beBee for me.

Irene 🐝 Rodriesco

Irene 🐝 Rodriesco

4 years ago #5

"Because Engagement Becomes Enjoyable & Enriching - beBee" by 🐝 Fatima G. Williams. I could not agree more. Yesterday I explained in her producer why beBee for me.

Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez

;-))

George Touryliov

George Touryliov

4 years ago #3

Great buzz! Thanks for share Javier.

stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador

Another good reason..beBee is growing on a steady basis and LinkedIn is loosing ground for too many reasons they can fix. LINKEDIN isnt not a core social media tool it is a recruiters tool that want it all but cannot. Only my opinion.

David B. Grinberg

David B. Grinberg

4 years ago #1

I really like this theme of testimonials, Javier. Having bees explain "why beBee?" is an effective means of leveraging social proof. Nice buzz, as always!